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Applications, Infrastructure, Unified Communications

Twitter shares dive as lawmakers see Trump ban as evidence for stronger Big Tech regulation

January 11, 2021

Via: Fortune

Twitter’s share price fell by as much as 8% in premarket trading Monday morning, following the company’s Friday decision to permanently suspend U.S. President Donald Trump’s account. Although the affected account (@realDonaldTrump) was the President’s personal account, it was the […]


Federal, Policy

Democrats press for fast-track impeachment as top Republicans urge Trump to resign

January 11, 2021

Via: Fortune

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says the House will proceed with legislation to impeach President Donald Trump as she pushes the vice president and the Cabinet to invoke constitutional authority to force him out, warning that Trump is a threat to […]


Applications, Infrastructure

TikTok banned Trump before Trump could ban TikTok

January 11, 2021

Via: Fortune

For months, U.S. President Donald Trump has tried to ban TikTok, the wildly popular short-video app owned by Chinese technology company ByteDance, on the grounds that the app’s Chinese ownership poses a national security threat. U.S. officials claim that TikTok […]


Applications, Infrastructure

Parler CEO says site will be shut longer than expected, as tech industry withdraws access

January 11, 2021

Via: Fortune

The chief executive officer of Parler warned the social media app is likely to be shut down for longer than originally anticipated, after Amazon.com Inc., Google and others withdrew their support in the wake of rioting at the U.S. Capitol […]


Networking Security, Security

Google’s plan to replace tracking cookies goes under UK antitrust probe

January 8, 2021

Via: Tech Crunch

Google’s plan to end support for third party cookies in the Chrome browser and its Chromium engine is under investigation by the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). The antitrust regulator said today that it’s launched a probe under Chapter […]


Networking, Tech

The attack on the Capitol is fueling a backlash against social media

January 8, 2021

Via: Fortune

The shock waves from Wednesday’s attack on the U.S. Capitol continue to reverberate. And as Danielle explored in yesterday’s newsletter, the crisis is roiling social and online media, where the attack was discussed and planned ahead of time, incited in […]


Networking Security, Security

Protect your personal information online with NordVPN

January 8, 2021

Via: BGR

Shopping on the Internet shouldn’t be difficult. Sure, you may realize that the PlayStation 5 sold out before you had a chance to buy one, but you’ll have other shots to purchase it. While you’re buying items for your home, […]


Federal, Policy

Trump is trying to cement his anti-China legacy. Will Biden dismantle it?

January 7, 2021

Via: Fortune

Well, it has been an eventful week in Washington. And yet, amid the chaos, President Donald Trump on Tuesday found time to sign an executive order banning transactions with eight more Chinese apps, including Alipay, the payment platform owned by […]


Federal, Policy

Pence declares Biden winner of presidential election after Congress defies mob to certify votes

January 7, 2021

Via: Fortune

Vice President Mike Pence defied President Donald Trump early Thursday morning as he affirmed President-elect Joe Biden’s November victory, putting an end to Trump’s futile efforts to subvert American democracy and overturn the results of the election. In a move […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

DoJ says SolarWinds hackers breached its Office 365 system and read email

January 7, 2021

Via: ArsTechnica

The US Justice Department has become the latest federal agency to say its network was breached in a long and wide-ranging hack campaign that’s believed to have been backed by the Russian government. In a terse statement issued Wednesday, Justice […]